Agrocybe cylindracea

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Agrocybe cylindracea

18 October 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, smooth, sometimes cracked, whitish to pale buff, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate or slightly decurrent, whitish then pale brown

Stem

+/- equal, fibrous, with a fleshy apical ring, whitish

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Pleasant, nutty, sweetish, like old dregs of red wine: Roger Phillips compares the smell to old wine casks.

Taste

Nutty

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On living and dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Hazel brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8.5-10.5) x (5-6) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped. Gill edge cystidia club shaped, broad to slender. Gill face cystidia similar to GEC but with a small rounded protuberance on the end.

Edibility

Edible, very good

Additional Photographs

Agrocybe cylindracea

16 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Agrocybe cylindracea

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 16 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Agrocybe cylindracea

Gill edge cystidia and basidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 16 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Agrocybe cylindracea

Gill face cystidium and basidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 16 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin